Vaishali: Step into History by Visiting this Ancient City

The historic town of Vaishali in Bihar, which has been mentioned in mythological texts such as the Mahabharata, is also a place surrounded by dense mango and banana groves as well as vast rice fields. From a Buddhist monastery on the outskirts of town to many other religious and historical places, here is what you must explore on a trip here.Read also – Millionaire overnight! Bihar Barber hits the jackpot and wins 1 crore rupees in the IPL “Dream Team” contest

Ashokan pillar Also Read – Former JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar and Gujarat MP Jignesh Mevani will join Congress on September 28

Erected by Emperor Ashoka, the Ashoka Pillar in Vaishali is of great importance to Buddhists. Classified as a historical monument, it attracts many travelers passionate about archeology. Unlike the other Ashoka pillars, this one does not have King Ashoka inscriptions on it. Read also – Washing the clothes of 2,000 women in 6 months: the Bihar court grants bail to a rape accused for a single condition

Vishwa Shanti Stupa

Erected by Nipponzan Myhoji following the teachings of the Saodharma Pundarika Sutra, the Vishwa Shanti Stupa was built as a symbol of peace and tranquility. There are artifacts throughout the structure that pay homage to Lord Buddha.

Raja Vishal ka Garh

Also known as the Old House of Parliament, Raja Vishal ka Garh is an interesting dome spanning about a kilometer, with walls about two meters high. A moat surrounds the corner of the tower and served as a building of importance during the reign of King Vishal.


A historical place very close to Vaishali, Kundalpur is also popular as a place of pilgrimage for the Jains and is home to the statue of Baba Adinath. It is also believed to be the birthplace of Lord Mahavir, who is said to have spent around two decades of his life in Vaishali.

Ramchaura mandir

Located in Hajipura, a town close to Vaishali, the temple is dedicated to Lord Ram and is believed to have existed since the time of Ramayana. The temple especially attracts hordes of people on the occasion of Ram Navami. Lord Ram is believed to have spent some time here after which it gained popularity as a place of pilgrimage.

About John A. Provost

Check Also

An Ancient City in Southwest China Restores a Slow-Paced Way of Life | Kathmandu Grandstand

By Yang Wenming, People’s Daily Weishan, an ancient city located at the foot of Ailao …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.